Sebastian Stan

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Sebastian Stan
Sebastian Stan by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Sebastian Stan in July 2013.
Born(1983-08-13) August 13, 1983 (age 30)
Constanța, Romania
Years active2003–present
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Sebastian Stan
Sebastian Stan by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Sebastian Stan in July 2013.
Born(1983-08-13) August 13, 1983 (age 30)
Constanța, Romania
Years active2003–present

Sebastian Stan (born August 13, 1983) is a Romanian-born[1] American actor. He was raised in America since the age of 12.[2] He played The Mad Hatter/Jefferson on the ABC's fantasy drama Once Upon a Time, Prince Jack Benjamin on Kings and Carter Baizen on Gossip Girl. He appeared in the films Captain America: The First Avenger and Black Swan. In 2012, he appeared in the USA Network miniseries Political Animals starring alongside Sigourney Weaver.

His role in Political Animals earned him a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Miniseries.

Early life[edit]

Stan was born in Constanța, Romania. At age 8, he and his mother moved to Vienna, where she was employed as a pianist. Four years later (at age 12), he moved with his mother to Rockland County, New York after she married an American, the headmaster of a private academy.[1]

During Stan's years at the Rockland Country Day School, he starred in productions such as Harvey, Cyrano de Bergerac, Little Shop of Horrors, Over Here!, and West Side Story. He also attended the Stagedoor Manor summer camp where he was introduced to acting and was cast in many camp productions. It was then that he decided to take acting seriously and began to apply for acting programs at several universities. He was accepted to and attended Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts. This gave him the opportunity to spend a year abroad studying acting at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London, England.[3]

Television and film career[edit]

In 2010, he appeared in Darren Aronofsky's ballet thriller, Black Swan.[4] Stan also began filming the supernatural horror film The Apparition in February of that year;[5] the film was released on August 24, 2012.

Stan played Blaine, the main antagonist of Hot Tub Time Machine in March 2010. Later that same year, he played Bucky in the film Captain America: The First Avenger, based on the Marvel Comics character. Stan will reprise the role in the sequel.[6]

In 2012, he starred in the thriller Gone and began a recurring role on Once Upon a Time as the Mad Hatter. The A.V. Club described his work in "Hat Trick", his premiere episode, as "excellent" and placed the episode in their list of the 30 best episodes of 2012 from series which did not make their top list.[7] He also appeared in the USA Network miniseries Political Animals as the troubled gay son of the former first lady.

In 2013, Stan played the role of Hal Carter in the Roundabout Theater Company's production of William Inge's Picnic, at the American Airlines Theater in New York.[8]


2004Tony n' Tina's WeddingJohnny
2005Red DoorsSimon
2006Architect, TheThe ArchitectMartin Waters
2006Covenant, TheThe CovenantChase Collins
2007Education of Charlie Banks, TheThe Education of Charlie BanksLeo
2008Rachel Getting MarriedWalter
2010Hot Tub Time MachineBlaine
2010Black SwanAndrew
2011Captain America: The First AvengerJames Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes
2012Apparition, TheThe ApparitionBen
2014Captain America: The Winter SoldierJames Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes/Winter SoldierPost-production
2003Law & OrderJustin CapshawEpisode: "Sheltered"
2007, 2009–2010Gossip GirlCarter Baizen11 episodes
2009KingsJonathan "Jack" BenjaminMain cast; 12 episodes
2012Once Upon a TimeThe Mad Hatter/Jefferson6 episodes
2012Political AnimalsThomas "T.J." HammondMiniseries
2012LabyrinthWill FranklinMiniseries
Video games
2011Captain America: Super SoldierJames "Bucky" BarnesVoice
Music videos
2008"Wake Up Call"Hayden Panettiere


  1. ^ a b Nicholson, Amy (26 July 2011). "Interview with Sebastian Stan". Boxoffice. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Talk Radio on Broadway
  3. ^ Fresh Face: Sebastian Stan
  4. ^ Aronofsky's Black Swan Cast Expands by One
  5. ^ Two More Catch a Glimpse of Dark Castle's 'Apparition'
  6. ^ Graser, Marc (2012-07-16). "Mackie mulls Falcon in 'Captain America'". Variety. Retrieved 2012-07-16. 
  7. ^ "Beyond the top 30: Our favorite episodes of shows that didn't make the cut, part one". AV Club. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Brantley, Ben (14 January 2013). "THEATER REVIEW; ‘Picnic’ at American Airlines Theater". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 

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